MES 322K • Gypsy Language and Culture
9:30 AM-11:00 AM
Linguistic introduction to Romani, relatiohnship to languages of India, History from 280 BC, Modern dialects and international standard language.
This course contains a substantial writing componenet and fulfills part of the basic education requirement in writing.
This is a Substantial Writing Course, which means that your final grade will be based on research papers as well as on in-class written tests. There will be four of those tests, spread across the semester, each one on a Thursday. There is no final, the fourth test will be on the last day of class (May 4th). Each test will consist of ten questions, any five you can choose to answer. Each question is worth 20 points, each test 100 points. The lowest grade of the first three tests will be dropped and an average taken from the remaining three. This score will count for 50% of your final grade. You can lose up to five penalty points from your final score or gain up to five bonus points, for exceptional behavior/participation either way. You will be penalized for late submission of the two papers, which are due on May 4th.